Does Replicating Biological Maternal Sounds During NICU Hospitalizations Positively Affect Weight Gain in VLBW Infants?

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Very low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants (≤1,500 g) particularly are at risk for developing growth deficiencies from insufficient nourishment during the first 28 days of life, collectively known as the neonatal period. This inadequate nutrition could lead to harmful growth and psychomotor effects that can continue through childhood and even into adulthood. The American Academy of Pediatrics […]

The FPQC Second Annual Conference 2013: Special Group Rate Savings

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The FPQC is offering a discounted rate per person for groups of five or more people from the same affiliation to our Second Annual Conference on March 21st and 22nd in Tampa, FL. Each person will save $25 off of his or her registration classification fee. To qualify for this group rate, each member must […]

NICUs in Florida and Eight Other States Cut Bloodstream Infections by More than Half

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced that their nine-state patient safety program to reduce central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in newborns in hospital NICUs has effected an overall relative reduction of infections by 58% in less than one year. According to the report, this translates into an overall prevention of an […]

Increasing RNs Involvement in Quality Improvement Initiatives

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Funded by the by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a new research study published in the Journal of Nursing Care Quality found little difference in participation in quality improvement (QI) initiatives by RNs licensed between 2004/2005 and between 2007/2008. Despite these findings, the research team noted that there has been an increase in the number […]

U.S. Health Insurers Getting Tough Against Non-Medically Indicated Deliveries <39 Weeks

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For over 30 years, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has opposed non-medically indicated deliveries <39 weeks gestational age through guidelines outlining the potential risks to the health of the babies. During the last few weeks of a healthy pregnancy, certain vital organs – such as the brain and lungs – are still […]